A .zip file is a commonly used file format that compresses files to make them easier to download. There are many programs available online that allow you to unzip/extract these files, some are trial based or require a purchase and others are free. Most every device comes with a free way to access your files that are "zipped". In Windows, right mouse click over the .zip file and you should have options to "extract" the file. On a Mac, doubleclick over the .zip file. Take care where you are extracting the file. As you "unzip" a file, you will be given an option of where you want to store it.
A thin Font is a single-line font. A person can put a pen, crayon, or a number of tools right into the "claw" of a cutting machine rather than a blade and use the machine to "draw" instead of "cut". When you do that with a regular font (.ttf or .otf) the machine traces the outline of the font so rather than having a single line, you get a double line.
When you use a font (.ttf or .otf file) on your computer, it will typically look something like this example (unless it is an outlined version of a font):
SCAL vs. 2 was the last version of SCAL capable of cutting files with the Cricut Expression. If you have SCAL 3 or higher, you can prepare your files and take advantage of newer features and then still send your file to SCAL 2, to be cut with your Cricut Expression.
To do this, simply go through the steps you normally would to prepare and alter your files for cutting in SCAL 3 or higher. When you are finished do the following:
- Open Sure Cuts a Lot 2
- Go to File > Send To > Sure Cuts a Lot 2
- Your design is transferred and should be ready to cut.
Many fonts have other characters available than the standard ones you see on an American keyboard.
It is important to note that accented letters are not recognized by all browsers and not all fonts include them. To enter the extended characters into text, follow these steps:
- Note the number at the left of the required character.
- Place the cursor in the text where the extended character is to appear.
- Hold the [ALT] key down and, via the Keypad, enter "0" plus the number.
- Take your finger off the [Alt] key and the character should appear.
Make sure your fonts are not zipped. If they are in a .zip folder, you must double-click the folder and extract the font first. Take careful note to where you save the font.
Select the font file then right-click. Choose Install.
LetteringDelights is changing. We've launched a new site and that brings big changes. We apologize for any problems you may occur with this change. We've put together a list of bullet points about some of the things you may want to know.
- Your information is secure and you will still have access to all your product.
- Your product and downloads are available in your Account now rather your Library.
When using MTC there is no need to change software to print out other elements for your crafting. Simple print right from MTC. This feature is especially helpful when you are doing print and cut projects but many crafters just need to print a simple sentiment for a card or a tag.
The Print command is available under the File menu. Clicking on it will open a dialog window that is typical to any print dialog window you've seen when you've printed from any other program on your computer.
The following video shows how you can type a sentiment and print it right in MTC.
If you own a cutting machine, MTC is the software program you need to unleash your creativity and transform your favorite Lettering Delights cut-it files into fabulous cut projects.
Easily cut anything you can imagine. Access and customize your cut files including your Lettering Delights Library. Get exclusive content like the free Create-A-Card set and shop LD for additional new cut-it sets directly from MTC. You can do so much with Make-The-Cut software and your cutting machine!
Make-The-Cut software works with most cutting machines (see list below). And get this, after you purchase the software for just $58.36, you'll never spend another dime because all updates are FREE!
Once upon a time LetteringDelights use a program called "The Creative Companion" and the file format we used with it was sold as .exe files.;
Now we package our files in .zip files, as is the standard for most downloadable product on the web. A .zip file is a commonly used file format that compresses files to make them easier to download. There are many programs available online that allow you to unzip/extract these files, some are trial based or require a purchase and others are free. Most every device comes with a free way to access your files that are "zipped". In Windows, right mouse click over the .zip file and you should have options to "extract" the file. On a Mac, doubleclick over the .zip file.Take care where you are extracting the file. As you "unzip" a file, you will be given an option of where you want to store it. We suggest you keep all your LD product in one location on your computer. If you save your .zip files to that location, when you unzip the files, the products will organize themselves by product name.
Once upon a time LetteringDelights use a program called "The Creative Companion" and the file format we used with it was sold as .exe files.
Creative Companion is old software that LD used to have so users could easily access their product. As time has gone on, we've found that much better software exists throughout the web for free that gives you much better options than the Creative Companion ever did. We suggest using anyone of these tools that are easily at your disposal throughout the web. LD does not endorse any of these products but you may want to try one of the following programs:
An alphabet is a full-color set of letters and is made up of individual image files. These image files can be imported, viewed, arranged, printed, and changed in a graphics editing software such as PhotoShop or word processing programs such as Word. You can download the .zip files of the alphabets which when unzipped will give you a folder with all of the individual graphics (see what that looks like here) or you can download individual words or sentences you make on the site with our online tool. Learn how to use it here. We recommend using this feature as it is much easier to type words than to rearrange letters on a blank canvas.
A cutting machine is a big purchase and can really enhance your ability to do crafts. As it is such a big purchase, a lot of thought and research should go into it. You should consider what materials you are looking to cut, how much room you can give the machine, if you intend to create your own artwork to cut, how capable you are at learning software, how much money you are willing to spend not only on the machine but the files for it, and of course if it does need to hook up to a computer, whether or not it is compatible with a PC or Mac. There are many other considerations that we have not even begun to think about, so we encourage everyone to do the research themselves. There are many talented crafters that share their ideas and knowledge on the web. Check it out carefully.
We've compiled a list of cutting machines and several variables that you may want to consider and emphasize that we create cutting files and do not have a suggestion of what machine is best for you. We welcome any additional data that should be added to this table. Please email us at email@example.com if you see anything incorrect or that needs updating.
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